Ancillary Relief Order

An ancillary relief order, also known as a financial order, is a court order that deals with the division of assets, property, income, and other financial matters following a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership in England and Wales. The order is issued by a family court and is designed to provide a fair and reasonable financial settlement for both parties involved. An ancillary relief order can cover a range of financial arrangements, including:

Division of property and assets: This can include the family home, savings, investments, and other assets acquired during the marriage or partnership.

Spousal maintenance: This is financial support provided by one party to the other to ensure that they can maintain a reasonable standard of living after the separation.

Child maintenance: This is financial support provided by one party to the other to help with the day-to-day expenses of raising a child.

Pension sharing or attachment orders: This can involve dividing pension assets between the parties or attaching pension payments to maintenance payments.

To obtain an ancillary relief order, both parties will need to provide the court with full and frank disclosure of their financial situation. This includes details of their income, assets, debts, and any other financial arrangements. The court will then consider all the information provided and make a decision about how to divide the financial assets fairly between the parties.
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